Posted: Apr 2, 2024

Assistant Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024

Assistant Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

Location: Physician Assistant Studies

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 607802

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


About the Position

The College of Health and Human Services invites applications for a Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health and Human Services at Northern Arizona University - Phoenix Bioscience Core (PBC). This is a full-time (12-month) position beginning July 1, 2024.

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies is located at the Phoenix Bioscience Core (PBC), a 30-acre biomedical and health science district in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Position Description

Faculty serve as lead instructor for didactic and clinical coursework, advise students and serve as chair for capstone experiences, develop scholarly and research projects, and provide service to the institution and professional community. All faculty engage in work to assess and enhance the student experience, including recruitment, admissions, advising, and program evaluation.

The successful applicant will join a diverse faculty that is committed to inclusive excellence. NAU is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a university with a specific commitment to Indigenous Peoples. As such, we are committed to providing equitable, high impact learning opportunities and to embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of our region.

Responsibilities Include:


• Serve as Instructor of Record for coursework; as small group facilitator;
• Mentor students in capstone course;
• Facilitate supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs)

Scholarly and Creative Projects and/or Service

• Opportunities for service include:

• Serve on program, department, college and university committees;
• Clinical practice;
• Represent the program on professional organizations, state boards, etc.

This is a 12 month non-tenure position.

Minimum Qualifications

• NCCPA-certified PA
• Master's degree

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of the current landscape in PA and medical education, the clinical environment, and emerging trends.

Compensation & Benefits

Commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Applications received before April 15, 2024 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607802, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):

• a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
• a curriculum vitae; and
• names and contact information for three references.
Please do not include any other documents. Additional documentation will not be reviewed.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, http://[email protected], or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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